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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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09/19
Erratum to RFA-CA-14-012 "Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) (U01)"
Notice NOT-CA-14-056 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
09/18
09/17
Notice of Early Expiration of PAR-12-222 "Cohort Studies of HIV/AIDS and Substance Use (U01)"
Notice NOT-DA-14-046 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
09/11
NIH awards aim to improve understanding of cell pathways, development of new therapies
Programs will improve scientists' understanding of cell pathways and aid in the development of new t…
09/10
New grants fund cross-lifespan services research for autism spectrum disorder
NIH-funded projects aim at improving access, timeliness of interventions.…
09/09
NIAAA to conduct clinical trial of new medication for alcohol use disorder
NIH researchers seek to expand treatment options.…
09/09
National Drug Facts Week 2015 to begin January 26
NIH observance links teens with scientific experts.…
09/09
Eating habits, body fat related to differences in brain chemistry
NIH study ties eating in response to food cues to habit-forming region in obese adults.…
09/09
NIH-convened panel recommends expanded adoption of drug and transfusion treatments for individuals with sickle cell disease
Group produces first systematic evidence-informed report to assist clinicians in preventing and trea…
09/03
NIH statement on International FASD Awareness Day
FASD Awareness Day is recognized each September.…
08/29
Single animal to human transmission event responsible for 2014 Ebola outbreak
NIH-funded scientist uses latest genomic technology to make discovery.…
08/28
NIH to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine Candidate
Trial is First in Series of Accelerated Safety Studies of Ebola Vaccines.…
08/27
Scientists plug into a learning brain
NIH-funded study provides a neural explanation for why some skills are easier to learn than others.…
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09/19
Researchers Track the Rise and Fall of Brain Volume Throughout Life
A new neuroimaging study shows how the brain changes throughout life. The study has helped researche…
09/19
Neurons express 'gloss' using three perceptual parameters
Japanese researchers found that brain uses 3 perceptual parameters, the contrast-of-highlight, sharp…
09/19
Environmental pollutants make worms susceptible to cold
Some pollutants are more harmful in a cold climate than in a hot, because they affect the temperatur…
09/19
Brain study hints at how fibromyalgia works
… her team used "functional magnetic resonance imaging," which measures blood flow…
09/19
UB researchers corroborate the neuroprotective effects of Sirtuin 1 activation on mice with Alzheimer's disease
A study coordinated by the University of Barcelona (UB) has described a mechanism that plays a key r…
09/19
Down syndrome helps researchers understand Alzheimer?s disease
… the beta-amyloid protein resides. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) …
09/19
Antidepressants Rapidly Alter Brain Architecture
… in Leipzig, Germany, used a magnetic resonance imaging machine to compare connections in &…
09/19
MS Drug Candidate Shows New Promise
… new brain damage seen by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by more than 90 ……
09/19
Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show: York U study
Faculty of Health Professor Lauren Sergio and PhD candidate Kara Hawkins who led the study asked the…
09/19
Mayo researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Jacksonville's campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling…
09/19
Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light
Researchers have developed a new way of mapping neural networks in living organisms. …
09/19
Quicker on the uptake
Defects in the gene FOXP2 result in a severe speech disorder. As LMU researchers now show, when the …
09/19
Single dose of antidepressant changes the brain
A single dose of antidepressant is enough to produce dramatic changes in the functional architecture…
09/19
Researchers Link Gene to Increased Dendritic Spines; A Signpost of Autism
A new study reports by deleting the NrCAM gene, researchers believe they have found a potential way …
09/19
Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light
For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view t…
09/19
Can One Dose Of Antidepressant Lead To Changes In Your Brain?
… structure of the human brain. Magnetic Resonance Imaging ? Human brain si…
09/19
Scientists show rise and fall of brain volume
… scientists who used a new magnetic resonance imaging technique to show, for the … t…
09/19
Concussion-related brain disease identified in living brain
An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-rela…
09/18
Predicting neuropsychological outcome after brain injury
Cognitive neuroscience research has shown that certain brain regions are associated with specific co…
09/18
Executive function in brain plays role in cravings for high-calorie foods
Magnetic stimulation of a brain area involved in "executive function" affects cravings for and consu…
09/18
How stress tears us apart
Chronic stress can lead to behavioral problems. A team from the Brain Mind Institute has discovered …
09/18
Sedentary behavior 'may counteract brain benefits of exercise in older adults'
A study claims the structural integrity of white matter in the brains of older adults is dependent o…
09/18
Language evolution: Quicker on the uptake
Defects in the gene FOXP2 result in a severe speech disorder. As LMU researchers now show, when the …
09/18
No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new 'sleep node' in the brain
A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep…
09/18
Sensing neuronal activity with light
For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view t…
09/18
NASA sees western edge of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong affecting Philippines
The NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite saw the western edge of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong over the central …
09/18
New Dartmouth smartphone app reveals users' mental health, performance, behavior
Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically re…
09/18
Middle school dilemma: Girls' body image affected by older peers
The media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents. However, a stud…
09/18
A new quality control pathway in the cell
In a paper published today in Science, Center for Genomic Regulation researchers describe a new prot…
09/18
New insights into the world of quantum materials
In Innsbruck, Austria, a team of physicists led by Francesca Ferlaino experimentally observed how th…
09/17
High secondary aerosol contribution to particulate pollution during haze events in China
Rapid industrialization and urbanization in developing countries has led to an increase in air pollu…
09/17
Brain networks to handle internal & external tasks mature more slowly in ADHD
A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain archi…
09/17
Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Associated with Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia and Pontine Ischemic Stroke
We describe a 57?year?old man with NF1 who presented an acute onset right?sided facial palsy and hem…
09/17
Emergent, After Hours Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spine
DISCUSSIONClinical use of emergent after hours spine MRI is steadily increasing at our institution. …
09/17
Neuroimaging Study Pinpoints Neurobiological Basis for Key Symptoms Associated with PTSD
A new neuroimaging study links kappa opioid receptors in the brain to a narrow cluster of symptoms a…
09/17
Brain's white matter highly predictive of reading acquisition beyond effects of genetic predisposition
UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, givi…
09/16
Brain study shows dyslexia impacts mathematical processing
In the first known study of its kind, researchers have identified brain activity that links dyslexia…
09/16
Magnesium sulfate during pregnancy does not show long-term benefit on various outcomes for very preterm infants
Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associ…
09/14
Large, non-saturating magnetoresistance in WTe2
Magnetoresistance is the change in a material?s electrical resistance in response to an applied magn…
09/14
A Hox regulatory network of hindbrain segmentation is conserved to the base of vertebrates
A defining feature governing head patterning of jawed vertebrates is a highly conserved gene regulat…
09/14
Histone H2A.Z subunit exchange controls consolidation of recent and remote memory
Memory formation is a multi-stage process that initially requires cellular consolidation in the hipp…
09/10
The drivers of tropical speciation
Since the recognition that allopatric speciation can be induced by large-scale reconfigurations of t…
09/10
Evanescent-wave and ambient chiral sensing by signal-reversing cavity ringdown polarimetry
Detecting and quantifying chirality is important in fields ranging from analytical and biological ch…
09/07
Placing an upper limit on cryptic marine sulphur cycling
A quantitative understanding of sources and sinks of fixed nitrogen in low-oxygen waters is required…
09/07
Structural basis for the assembly of the Sxl?Unr translation regulatory complex
Genetic equality between males and females is established by chromosome-wide dosage-compensation mec…
09/07
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09/03
Producing more grain with lower environmental costs
Agriculture faces great challenges to ensure global food security by increasing yields while reducin…
09/01
Cortisol modifies extinction learning of recently acquired fear in men
Exposure therapy builds on the mechanism of fear extinction leading to decreased fear responses. Ho…
09/01
Preliminary evidence that sub-chronic citalopram triggers the re-evaluation of value in intimate partnerships
Depression frequently involves disrupted inter-personal relationships, while treatment with seroton…
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